Horse Health Matters®

Fitness And Conditioning

Effects of Equine Conditioning

EquiMed Staff

Effects of Equine Conditioning

by EquiMed Staff

April 13, 2017 16:25

Learn how your horse's body adapts to the challenges of conditioning with incremental increases in intensity and duration, and how the horse's fitness and …

What Every Horse Owner Should Know About Caring for Senior Equines

by Flossie Sellers

April 26, 2017 13:20

An effective best-practices management plan includes proper nutrition, hoof and dental care, vaccines, deworming and exercise that will help your older horse …

Healthy Barn

Effective Horse Waste Management

EquiMed Staff

Effective Horse Waste Management

by EquiMed Staff

April 27, 2017 11:20

As any horse owner knows, the process of caring for a horse produces what seems like tons of waste. Learn the best strategies for proper waste management of …

Lameness

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Proper Hind Leg Conformation

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:21

Learn how the conformation of the hind legs of your horse affects both soundness and athletic ability as discussed in this article, the fourth in the series of …

Tip of the Day

A horse's teeth and jaws are designed for eating from the ground. Dental problems may occur if you feed from a manger that is placed too high.

Nutrition

Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

EquiMed Staff

Your Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:06

6 nutrient types that all horses require to have a balanced and healthy diet. This article covers the basics that all horse owners should know …

Debunking 4 Popular Myths about Beet Pulp for Horses

by EquiMed Staff

May 6, 2017 12:50

Although anecdotal stories about individual horses may have lead to these myths or old wives' tales about beet pulp as feed, research and experience have …

Before You Breed Your Horse - Considerations and Concerns

by EquiMed Staff

May 7, 2017 12:18

There are good and bad reasons to breed your horse. EquiMed supports responsible breeding, but we hope to educate breeders to make wise decisions that will …

Reproductive Care

Horse Breed Registries

EquiMed Staff

Horse Breed Registries

by EquiMed Staff

May 8, 2017 10:35

Comprehensive and updated, this is the guide of horse, pony and other equine breed registries. Find contact information, and website links for your favorite …

Videos

Hoof Care - Trimming the Donkey

Video of donkey hoof trimming.

Horse Snips

Horse Health Video Shorts

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

X-ray

A form of electromagnetic radiation, similar to light, that can produce diagnostic images of internal dense structures such as bone.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

A colt you may break, but an old horse you never can.

French Proverb

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